Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

photo of mother in the nicu with baby

As a new parent, you're eagerly looking forward to bringing home your bundle of joy, so we aim to provide piece of mind if your newborn needs to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.

The NICU is a special unit created for newborns who need specialized treatment. When a baby is born with medical problems, or if complications arise during delivery, the baby is immediately passed from the Labor and Delivery room to the adjacent NICU.

photo of mother in the nicu with baby

Our NICU has been precisely designed to promote your baby's growth and development through the use of subdued lighting, noise control and the provision of maximum rest. We are able to care for babies born at 32 weeks gestation and older.

Neonatologists and nurse practitioners are readily available around-the-clock to provide personal care and monitoring for babies who require constant medical attention. Our medical professionals cover the Alaska Regional NICU and other area hospitals, maintaining a high standard of care for babies throughout the region.